Robert Rauch, Partner, Director of Research, Gramercy Advisors, L.L.C.

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Mr. Robert L. Rauch

Partner, Director of Research

Gramercy Advisors, L.L.C.

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Gramercy Advisors, L.L.C.

20 Dayton Ave

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Securities Research and Corporate Debt Advisory Business

The Weston Group

Position, Several Credit and Corporate Finance Roles

Swiss Bank Corporation

Vice President

Lehman Brothers Inc.

Vice President and Trader With Loan Syndications Group

First Interstate Bank

Executive Director, Chairman

Ultimate Players Association

Vice President

Credit Suisse First Boston LLC

Affiliations

Member
American Bankruptcy Institute

Member of the Investment Committee
Asset Allocation Committee

President
World Flying Disc Federation

Board Member
Essar Global Limited

Board Member
Birchwood Swim & Tennis

Advisor
Satmex

Advisor
Synkro Solutions

Advisor
SIDEK

Advisor
San Luis

Advisor
Medefin

Advisor
Mechala

Advisor
Iusacell

Advisor
Durango

Advisor
Dina

Advisor
Accel

Advisor
Transtel

Advisor
Alestra

Advisor
Tristan Oil

Advisor
Metrogas

Advisor
Industrias Unidas S.A.

Advisor
BTA Bank Kazakhstan

Advisor
Arpeni , Asia Pulp and Paper

Board Member
Pendulum Associates

Advisor
Mexico’s VVA

Board Member
Satelites Mexicanos , S.A. de C.V.

Biography

Robert L. Rauch is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Gramercy, a fund manager with US$ 4.1 billion of assets specializing in corporate and sovereign investments in global emerging markets. He serves as portfolio manager for Gramercy’s distressed and corporate debt strategies, and for funds invested in non-performing mortgage loan portfolios in Mexico. He has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across the emerging markets including Accel, Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Berlian Lajou Tanker, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Davomas, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, San Luis, Satmex, SIDEK, Synkro, Transtel, and Tristan Oil. Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management, specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and trader with First Interstate Bank’s loan syndications group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. In 1980, he began his career with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles. Mr. Rauch received a BA in Political Economy at Williams College and an MM in Finance and International Business at Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Outside of his finance career, Mr. Rauch has been involved in positions of leadership with the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) since 1988, including six years as president of the federation (1992-94, 2011-present) and as Chair of its Ultimate Committee from 1988 to 1992. WFDF was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 2013. He was the Executive Director of USA Ultimate (USAU, formerly the Ultimate Players Association) from 1987 to 1990, was chairman of USAU’s Executive Committee from 1991 to 1993, and is currently a member of the USAU Investment Committee and Hall of Fame Committee. As an athlete playing on Ultimate Frisbee teams in Chicago, Boston, and New York, he won six US National Championships and five World Championships, and he was elected to the Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2006. He also was a contributing writer for the book “Ultimate: The First Four Decades” published in December 2005. Mr. Rauch received a BA in Political Economy at Williams College and an MM in Finance and International Business at Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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Gramercy | Emerging Markets Investment Manager | Partners

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Robert L. Rauch Senior Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager

Mr. Rauch has 36 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Portfolio Management

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Robert L. Rauch Senior Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager

Mr. Rauch has 36 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
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Robert L. Rauch Senior Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager
Mr. Rauch has 36 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Gramercy | Emerging Markets Investment Manager | Partners

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Robert L. Rauch Senior Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager

Mr. Rauch has 36 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Portfolio Management

www.gramercyadvisors.com [cached]

Robert L. Rauch Senior Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager

Mr. Rauch has 36 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
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Robert L. Rauch Senior Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager
Mr. Rauch has 36 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund III, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, Gramercy Credit Opportunities Fund and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, Banro Corporation, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Berlian Laju Tanker, China Forestry, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, New World Resources, Renaissance Insurance, San Luis, Satmex, Tonon Bioenergia, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


Gramercy | Emerging Markets Investment Manager | Investment Team

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Robert L. Rauch Partner, Emerging Markets Distressed Portfolio Manager

Mr. Rauch has over 32 years of investment experience. He serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Gramercy Emerging Markets Fund, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund, Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II and Gramercy Corporate/High Yield Debt Fund. Mr. Rauch has been, or is currently involved, as a leading creditor or advisor in the restructuring of numerous companies across emerging markets including Accel, Alestra, Arpeni, Asia Pulp and Paper, BTA Bank Kazakhstan, Dina, Durango, Essar Steel, Industrias Unidas, Iusacell, Mechala, Medefin, Metrogas, San Luis, Satmex, SIDEK, Synkro, Transtel and Tristan Oil. He is a member of the Investment Committee, Asset Allocation Committee and participates in the weekly Corporate/Distressed Credit Meeting.
Prior to joining Gramercy at the end of 2000, Mr. Rauch worked as a consultant to hedge funds managed by Van Eck Global and Farallon Capital Management specializing in the analysis of emerging markets special situations. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Rauch was President of The Weston Group, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's securities research and corporate debt advisory business in Latin America. In the early 1990s, Mr. Rauch worked as a Vice President with Lehman Brothers and CS First Boston in their emerging markets fixed income trading groups. In the second half of the 1980s, he was a Vice President and Trader with First Interstate Bank's Loan Syndications Group, structuring and syndicating loan facilities to highly-leveraged American and Asian corporations. He began his career in 1980 with Swiss Bank Corporation in several credit and corporate finance roles.
Mr. Rauch received a MM in Finance and International Business from Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA in Political Economy from Williams College. Additionally, Mr. Rauch is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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